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[REVIEW] Thor: The Dark World, Pt. 1

thor-the-dark-world-movie-title-logo2**MILD SPOILER WARNING** I’ve gone out of my way to avoid revealing specific plot points in this write-up, but my review does include a level of information equivalent to that of a trailer or high level synopsis. Unless you require a completely blank slate going in (and have therefore endured a self-enforced media blackout for the last month), you should be relatively safe. As much as I beat up on the film below, I liked it quite a bit. If you appreciate what Marvel Studios has done with its movies so far, you’ll be pleased to find more of the same with this one. Continue reading

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[REVIEW] Fiasco, Pt. 1: Search & Setup

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking an in depth look at one of the latest and most exciting discoveries I’ve made on the gaming front. I’m admittedly late to the party on this one, but I still felt it warranted special mention. That, and I needed an excuse to share my own gaming story. Regardless of your experience level with games, you’ll find in Fiasco an accessible (and inexpensive) system that all but guarantees many evenings of fun for anyone with a couple of friends and anything approaching a human level of creativity. One disclaimer to start us off, however: this write-up is not a how-to-play guide. While I will be exploring most of the game’s mechanics at a high level, I will not be going out of my way to explain every detail. If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty, pick up a copy of the book or the pdf. I don’t think you’ll regret it. Continue reading

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